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Tim and Kris O’Shea are former corporate professionals in sales, training and human relations who left the corporate world to become writers and comedians. They both trained with The Second City theater company at their satellite division in Denver, Colorado. They are accomplished improvisers, stand-ups and comedic actors who have worked with cast members from Whose Line Is It Anyway and Saturday Night Live.

The O’Sheas have presented to organizations like Nordstrom, Hewlett-Packard, Coors, State Farm and Kaiser Permanente. They were recently listed among the “Top 5 Entertainment Keynote Speakers” by Speakers Platform and featured in the “Top 25 Hot Speakers” by the National Speakers Association.

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Tim and Kris O′Shea are both familiar with the fast pace of the working world. They are former corporate professionals in sales, training, and HR. But instead of going home after work, they went to their second job at night, performing in theaters and nightclubs as writers and comedians.

Tim and Kris each trained with The Second City theater company at their satellite division in Denver, Colorado. They are accomplished improvisers, stand-ups and comedic actors, and have shared the stage with cast members from Whose Line Is It Anyway and Saturday Night Live.

Combining their backgrounds as humor writers and business professionals, The O’Sheas are now internationally recognized corporate keynote speakers. They present their unique blend of business humor programs for such organizations as Nordstrom, Hewlett-Packard, Coors, State Farm, and Kaiser Permanente.

The O’Sheas were recently listed among the Top 5 Entertainment Keynote Speakers by Speakers Platform and featured in the “Top 25 Hot Speakers” by the National Speakers Association.


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O'Shea Report Sample Performance Clips


In this presentation, The O’Shea's discuss ways to deal with change in today’s fast paced world. They perform skits, including, “The Conference Call,” where they have trouble understanding an IT professional over the phone. They act out a modern conversation where both of them are glued to their mobile devices instead of talking to one another. They illustrate teamwork by bringing audience members onto the stage to provide “sound effects” while they act out different activities.

The O’Shea's then address the generational gap by putting on wigs and pretending to be members of the baby boomer and millennial generations. “He doesn’t know this, but I’m getting his job when he retires,” says Kris. “She doesn’t know this, but I’m never going to retire,” says Tim. Time closes the presentation by saying, “Remember, if you can’t laugh at yourself, somebody else probably will.”


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Combining their experience as humor writers and business professionals, The O’Sheas are now internationally recognized corporate keynote speakers. Their programs present a unique blend of business humor and cover topics like dealing with change, communication in the workplace, creating a supportive environment and techniques for successful teamwork.

The O’Shea Report: Change 180
The world is changing...fast. Fast enough that by next week, the iPad will be thought of as Amish furniture.

It′s time to laugh about it.

Change 180 takes you on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of dealing with change. Through motivational humor, The O′Sheas help audiences snuggle up to change, stomp on suspicion, and open their minds to progress.

The O′Shea Report: Change 180 will help your audience laugh as they examine:

  • How to change the "soap opera" of the office by changing your perspective
  • From Leave It To Beaver to texting--the evolution of communication
  • How workplace personalities the conserver, the pragmatist, and the originator deal with change
  • The value of staying current, being flexible, and creating a supportive environment

Packed with humor and insightful tips, this keynote is ideal for organizations looking for a lighthearted way to deal with the heavy topic of change.

The O’Shea Report: Teamwork 180
If there’s anybody that knows about the dynamics of successful teamwork, it’s The O’Sheas. They work together, run a business together, and are married…and yet, they still haven’t killed each other.

In this keynote program, The O’Sheas share the techniques that make them a successful team. Through audience interaction and relevant humor, this program will get your people feeling good about working together.

Highlights include:

  • Effective communication, power struggles, and team dynamics
  • The dos and don’ts of getting along at work
  • Creating a supportive environment
  • Building momentum as a team

In their hilarious and insightful style, The O′Sheas will show you what′s funny about teams while giving you tips and techniques on how to have a successful relationship with your co-workers.



O’Shea Report Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    "Thank you for again for doing a great job at our annual Awards Banquet. You were a huge hit. You exceeded all my expectations. We will definitely be suggesting your services to our sister divisions as well as our Corp offices. I look forward to working with you again some day."

    Steven Nicolazzi
    Vice President of Sales
    US Food Service Allentown


    "We wanted to kick off a campaign for our builders and sales force in an upbeat and enthusiastic way. Your program hit our target square on the mark, and our sales professionals left smiling, okay giggling in some cases, and ready to charge into selling in a challenging market."

    Robyn Reals
    Director of Member Services
    Northern Virginia Building Industry Association


    "Tim O′Shea and Kris O′Shea engaged our audience members, both figuratively and literally, to the delight of all. They hit a home run for us with perfectly blended wit, philosophy, knowledge of the audience, and improvisational zaniness. The O′Sheas are exuberant professionals who give their all and are a delight to work with."

    Ralph Johnson
    Executive Director
    Colorado Veterniary Medical Association


    "One of the goals of our meeting was to create a sense of teamwork, breaking down any walls and creating a relaxed, fun environment where people could get to know one another better. I believe your program solidified these objectives and also fostered a more friendly environment in subsequent meeting days. We will definitely keep you in mind for future meetings."

    Vicki Keller
    Director
    Travelers Express/MoneyGram


    "I have had the pleasure of working with Tim and Kris O’Shea on two separate occasions. Their onstage performance and comedic timing are flawless. They completely engaged members of our staff. Comments from the staff included ‘no one ever stays for the breakfast and The O′Sheas kept us in the room and engaged.’ Some members of the Aims audience had tears flowing as they giggled uncontrollably while watching The O′Sheas work the room with their fellow co-workers. It was clear to everyone in the room that their humor and insight into the organization was right on target, resulting in a standing ovation at the end of their presentation. Tim and Kris have contributed to the beginning of a positive cultural transformation at Aims."

    Jennifer Naimark
    Program Coordinator, Center for Professional Development
    Aims Community College


    "After days of intense training and meetings, your outrageously funny comedic portrayals of ACS brought gales of laughter and a sense of camaraderie to the entire group. The variety of talent you both possess made us feel like we were at a Saturday Night Live performance with our organization as the star. You left us all feeling connected to one another and committed to bringing more laughter to our workplace."

    Rosie O′Connel
    Corporate Relations Manager
    American Cancer Society


    "Your program was both humorous and enlightening and our employees loved it! You captured the attention of our employees from the start and helped us convey a very important message to them."

    Tim Tribby
    Manager
    Nordstrom


    "I would highly recommend Kris and Tim O′Shea to any group who is looking for an uplifting and motivational message. We look forward to you presenting again at our Annual Member Celebration."

    Jennifer Lester
    VP, Supplier Management
    Buyers Access


    "I have received numerous calls and emails from people thanking me and letting me know what a marvelous time they had. Your attention to detail adds so much to your presentation, along with the fact that you did your homework about learning and understanding our organization. You truly connected with our audience and the humor segments of your program tickled all of us until we thought we couldn′t laugh anymore. You provided a sensational program which will be remembered for a long time to come."

    Pat Ahern
    CEO
    Red Rocks Federal Credit Union


    Partial Client List

    Corporations:

    Hewlett-Packard
    Miller-Coors
    Kaiser Permanente
    State Farm
    Nordstrom
    GMAC Realty
    SunGard Financial
    U.S. Olympic Committee
    Taco John’s
    Colas North America
    U.S. Foodservice
    Next Day Gourmet
    Travelers Express MoneyGram
    Energy Solutions
    Nexstar Network
    Bark Busters USA
    Arrow Electronics
    Dayton Superior Corporation
    Allen Tate Realty
    Image Integration Systems
    Buyers Access
    Sonitrol
    Amcor Rigid Plastics

    Associations and Non-Profit:

    American Payroll Association
    American Society of Healthcare Systems Pharmacists
    American Cancer Society
    Association of Manufacturing Excellence
    Association of Governmental Risk Pools
    Association of YMCA Professionals
    Alaska Forum on the Environment
    Business Professional Women-USA
    Canadian Payroll Association
    Colorado Municipal League
    Colorado Association of School Boards
    Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
    Idaho Association of School Boards
    International Association of Speakers Bureaus
    International Customer Service Association
    Meeting Professionals International
    Montana Conference of Education Leadership
    National Affordable Housing Management Association
    National Association of Court Reporters
    Nevada Association of School Boards
    Professional Convention Management Association
    Virginia Community Colleges Association




* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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    "Thank you for again for doing a great job at our annual Awards Banquet. You were a huge hit. You exceeded all my expectations. We will definitely be suggesting your services to our sister divisions as well as our Corp offices. I look forward to working with you again some day."

    Steven Nicolazzi
    Vice President of Sales
    US Food Service Allentown


    "We wanted to kick off a campaign for our builders and sales force in an upbeat and enthusiastic way. Your program hit our target square on the mark, and our sales professionals left smiling, okay giggling in some cases, and ready to charge into selling in a challenging market."

    Robyn Reals
    Director of Member Services
    Northern Virginia Building Industry Association


    "Tim O′Shea and Kris O′Shea engaged our audience members, both figuratively and literally, to the delight of all. They hit a home run for us with perfectly blended wit, philosophy, knowledge of the audience, and improvisational zaniness. The O′Sheas are exuberant professionals who give their all and are a delight to work with."

    Ralph Johnson
    Executive Director
    Colorado Veterniary Medical Association


    "One of the goals of our meeting was to create a sense of teamwork, breaking down any walls and creating a relaxed, fun environment where people could get to know one another better. I believe your program solidified these objectives and also fostered a more friendly environment in subsequent meeting days. We will definitely keep you in mind for future meetings."

    Vicki Keller
    Director
    Travelers Express/MoneyGram


    "I have had the pleasure of working with Tim and Kris O’Shea on two separate occasions. Their onstage performance and comedic timing are flawless. They completely engaged members of our staff. Comments from the staff included ‘no one ever stays for the breakfast and The O′Sheas kept us in the room and engaged.’ Some members of the Aims audience had tears flowing as they giggled uncontrollably while watching The O′Sheas work the room with their fellow co-workers. It was clear to everyone in the room that their humor and insight into the organization was right on target, resulting in a standing ovation at the end of their presentation. Tim and Kris have contributed to the beginning of a positive cultural transformation at Aims."

    Jennifer Naimark
    Program Coordinator, Center for Professional Development
    Aims Community College


    "After days of intense training and meetings, your outrageously funny comedic portrayals of ACS brought gales of laughter and a sense of camaraderie to the entire group. The variety of talent you both possess made us feel like we were at a Saturday Night Live performance with our organization as the star. You left us all feeling connected to one another and committed to bringing more laughter to our workplace."

    Rosie O′Connel
    Corporate Relations Manager
    American Cancer Society


    "Your program was both humorous and enlightening and our employees loved it! You captured the attention of our employees from the start and helped us convey a very important message to them."

    Tim Tribby
    Manager
    Nordstrom


    "I would highly recommend Kris and Tim O′Shea to any group who is looking for an uplifting and motivational message. We look forward to you presenting again at our Annual Member Celebration."

    Jennifer Lester
    VP, Supplier Management
    Buyers Access


    "I have received numerous calls and emails from people thanking me and letting me know what a marvelous time they had. Your attention to detail adds so much to your presentation, along with the fact that you did your homework about learning and understanding our organization. You truly connected with our audience and the humor segments of your program tickled all of us until we thought we couldn′t laugh anymore. You provided a sensational program which will be remembered for a long time to come."

    Pat Ahern
    CEO
    Red Rocks Federal Credit Union


    Partial Client List

    Corporations:

    Hewlett-Packard
    Miller-Coors
    Kaiser Permanente
    State Farm
    Nordstrom
    GMAC Realty
    SunGard Financial
    U.S. Olympic Committee
    Taco John’s
    Colas North America
    U.S. Foodservice
    Next Day Gourmet
    Travelers Express MoneyGram
    Energy Solutions
    Nexstar Network
    Bark Busters USA
    Arrow Electronics
    Dayton Superior Corporation
    Allen Tate Realty
    Image Integration Systems
    Buyers Access
    Sonitrol
    Amcor Rigid Plastics

    Associations and Non-Profit:

    American Payroll Association
    American Society of Healthcare Systems Pharmacists
    American Cancer Society
    Association of Manufacturing Excellence
    Association of Governmental Risk Pools
    Association of YMCA Professionals
    Alaska Forum on the Environment
    Business Professional Women-USA
    Canadian Payroll Association
    Colorado Municipal League
    Colorado Association of School Boards
    Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
    Idaho Association of School Boards
    International Association of Speakers Bureaus
    International Customer Service Association
    Meeting Professionals International
    Montana Conference of Education Leadership
    National Affordable Housing Management Association
    National Association of Court Reporters
    Nevada Association of School Boards
    Professional Convention Management Association
    Virginia Community Colleges Association


The O’Shea Report: Change 180
The world is changing...fast. Fast enough that by next week, the iPad will be thought of as Amish furniture.

It′s time to laugh about it.

Change 180 takes you on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of dealing with change. Through motivational humor, The O′Sheas help audiences snuggle up to change, stomp on suspicion, and open their minds to progress.

The O′Shea Report: Change 180 will help your audience laugh as they examine:

  • How to change the "soap opera" of the office by changing your perspective
  • From Leave It To Beaver to texting--the evolution of communication
  • How workplace personalities the conserver, the pragmatist, and the originator deal with change
  • The value of staying current, being flexible, and creating a supportive environment

Packed with humor and insightful tips, this keynote is ideal for organizations looking for a lighthearted way to deal with the heavy topic of change.

The O’Shea Report: Teamwork 180
If there’s anybody that knows about the dynamics of successful teamwork, it’s The O’Sheas. They work together, run a business together, and are married…and yet, they still haven’t killed each other.

In this keynote program, The O’Sheas share the techniques that make them a successful team. Through audience interaction and relevant humor, this program will get your people feeling good about working together.

Highlights include:

  • Effective communication, power struggles, and team dynamics
  • The dos and don’ts of getting along at work
  • Creating a supportive environment
  • Building momentum as a team

In their hilarious and insightful style, The O′Sheas will show you what′s funny about teams while giving you tips and techniques on how to have a successful relationship with your co-workers.


O'Shea Report Sample Performance Clips


In this presentation, The O’Shea's discuss ways to deal with change in today’s fast paced world. They perform skits, including, “The Conference Call,” where they have trouble understanding an IT professional over the phone. They act out a modern conversation where both of them are glued to their mobile devices instead of talking to one another. They illustrate teamwork by bringing audience members onto the stage to provide “sound effects” while they act out different activities.

The O’Shea's then address the generational gap by putting on wigs and pretending to be members of the baby boomer and millennial generations. “He doesn’t know this, but I’m getting his job when he retires,” says Kris. “She doesn’t know this, but I’m never going to retire,” says Tim. Time closes the presentation by saying, “Remember, if you can’t laugh at yourself, somebody else probably will.”